KUMASI Asante Kotoko consigned Accra Great Olympics back to division one with a 5-1 drubbing in the last league game at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday.
But there were no celebrations in Kumasi as the Kotoko fans who had one of their ears cupped in the direction of Berekum, in anticipation of victory for Ashantigold, were disappointed with the outcome of that game.
The big victory notwithstanding, Kotoko walked out of the stadium having completed one of their unimpressive seasons.
Edward Affum and Daniel Nii Adjei fetched a brace each while Abdul Samad Oppong added the fifth.
Olympics never showed signs of a team ready to avoid relegation as their forwards notably Daniel Asamoah wasted the chances that fell their way in the early minutes.
Kotoko punished them on the 11th minute when Ganiyu Haruna fed Affum in the box to connect past keeper Alex Agyapong. Affum added another on the 43rd minute, sweeping the ball home from inside the six-yard box.
Daniel Asamoah who was the Olympics’ main man upfront, was sent off by referee William Agbovi after 62 minutes for a second yellow card but they mustered courage and reduced the deficit on the 73rd minute through Emmanuel Lartey.
Two goals from Nii Adjei on the 75th and 80th minutes killed any hopes the visitors had, and when Samad Oppong added to the score inside injury time, the die was cast for the Dade Boys.